Monday, March 8, 2010

Does God Judge And Should We As Christaians Judge Others?

In our many travels and street preaching, we get asked this same question many times, and I would just like to deal with the subject for a little bit.

According to the Websters 1828 the definition for judge is- To rightly understand and discern, to discern, to distinguish, to consider accurately for the purpose of forming an opinion or conclusion.

1. Yes! God did.

Jesus Christ is God. And when Jesus was here on earth he judged the quote on quote believing Jews. John 8:44 "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from te beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it"
He also called one of the 12 a devil. John 6:70. "Jesus answered them, have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?"

2. God says it's okay for us to judge if we are spiritual.

In 1 Corinthians 2:15 "But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. We are given the okay to judge anyone, yet we can't be judged.

3. What Type Of Judgment Should We Give?

In John 7:24 "Judge not according to he appearance, but judge righteous judgment."
We are commanded to judge.

4. What About Matthew 7:1?

We constantly get asked the question "Why do you judge? The Bible says judge not."
Matthew 7:1 says "Judge not, that ye be not judged." verse 2 says "For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and wth what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again."
In olther words we are going to be judged with the same standards as we judge others.

5. We All Judge Daily.

Alot of people say don't judge. Yet each and every one of us judge daily. We judge what to eat, what to watch, who we vote for, where to go, who to go with and the list goes on and on.

So Yes, God does judge and Yes! we are allowed to judge.
I hope this has been a blessing to you all, thanks for reading.